Local Walmart Hosts “Fill the Truck” Toy Drive to Support The Salvation Army

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Initiative to Help Provide a Cheerful Christmas to Local Children

Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m.; Walmart; Metro Atlanta Locations

Who:  The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta
Metro Atlanta, Walmarts (see locations listed below)

What:  For one day only, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta will  partner with the Walmart stores at  several Metro Atlanta locations to host a “Fill the Truck” toy drive that will help provide new toys and coats to local children in need this Christmas. The event is open to the general public who would like to donate new toys and coats to children who take part in The Salvation Army programs year-round. As they enter the store, Walmart shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help fill The Salvation Army’s Collection Bins. Once the Bins are full, The Salvation Army will distribute the gifts to local children in need.  The collection is expected to provide gifts to the many children this Christmas season.

Why: The Fill the Truck toy drive is part of Walmart’s more than 40-year partnership with The Salvation Army. This year, the Walmart Foundation donated $1 million dollars to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, which will be applied to The Salvation Army feeding programs nationwide. In addition, Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs will host The Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24, 2013. Last year, Walmart and Sam’s Club helped The Salvation Army raise nearly $45 million—or 30 percent of the total amount raised during the campaign.  All donations made to the red kettles remain in the local communities in which they are collected, and will help The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other services to roughly 30 million people this year.

“Walmart has been such a big supporter of The Salvation Army and we are so appreciative of all the hard work they put into Fill the Truck,” said Major Todd hawks, Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander. “This year, Fill the Truck is reaching even more customers and our hope is to provide more children with a Christmas toy that they would not receive otherwise.”

When:    Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00p.m.

Where: Metro Atlanta Walmarts

Walmart Marietta (Friday, December 13)
2795 Chastain Meadows Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066

Walmart Dallas (Friday, December 13)
3615 Marietta Highway
Dallas, GA 30157

Walmart Marietta (Friday, December 13)
3100 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30062

Walmart Acworth (Friday, December 13)
3826 Cobb Parkway NW
Acworth, GA 30101

Walmart Stone Mountain (Saturday, December 14)
1825 Rockbridge Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Walmart Atlanta (Saturday, December 14)
835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30314

Walmart Chamblee (Saturday, December 14)
1871 Chamblee Tucker Road
Chamblee, GA 30314

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